2 accused of handgun violations

June 07, 1996

Police arrested two men on weapons charges Wednesday after one allegedly dropped a gun while he was eating in a Gambrills McDonald's, county police said.

Mark Frederick Castle, 29, of Woodbridge, Va., and Elroy Andrew McAlexander, 29, of the 100 block of Truck House Road in Severna Park, were each charged with illegal handgun possession.

An employee of the McDonald's in the 1100 block of Route 3 South called police about 2: 40 p.m. after a customer dropped a gun.

The man identified himself as a police officer after he dropped the gun, police said. When police talked to him, they found he did have a badge that certified him to serve civil court papers, but he did not have a permit to carry the .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol he had dropped, police said.

The other man had a 9 mm handgun, which he was not permitted to carry, police said.

Pub Date: 6/07/96

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